Double Oscar winner AR Rahman and Amjad Ali Khan have been nominated for 2009 Grammy Awards.
AR Rahman has been nominated in two Grammy categories for his music in “Slumdog Millionaire” and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has received a nomination for his album, “Ancient Sounds”, in the traditional world music album category.
Rahman, the ‘Mozart of Madras’, has been named in the best soundtrack for motion pictures, television or other visual media category and in the best song for motion picture, television and other visual media category for ‘Jai ho’ which was written by lyricist Gulzar and sung by Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Vijay Prakash and Rahman himself.
The album, “Ancient Sounds”, brings sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Iraqi-American oud player Rahim AlHaj together for the first time. The album, released by Times Music, has seven tracks composed and written by Khan, except for one track composed by AlHaj.